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Special Session Wraps Up

John Rosman / OPB

The Oregon Legislature passed five bills in a three day special session that ended Wednesday afternoon. The most prominent was the so-called “grand bargain” — a package of tax increases and cuts to public employee pensions. A bill restricting local governments’ regulation of GMOs (genetically modified organisms) will also be on the governor’s desk. That bill passed with narrow margins in both chambers.


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